Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
johngsutton99 (6) - Leyland Preston, - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
Now then I say that this is a sweet and tto soft and soppy version of the Dark Stout. Stop the slurping of the malty mess that is the very heart of this OKish brew and go swallow a gallon of Guinness. It is not bad if the real brew isnít available BUT if given a choice, men like the real deal. OK for the half pint lipstick and tight knicker elastic brigade but no use for a real ball swelling, gut filling, piss up. Get real GET GUINNESS. Tell them John and Grumbles sent you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Choosing between this and Guinness is a coin toss. Theyíre not exactly the same, but close enough that Iíd probably just alternate between the two. Nice texture, without being syrupy, same cocoa/coffee notes as Guiness, perhaps a bit milder. Some day Iíll have to try them back to back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
On tap. I expected something thicker, creamier, and more flavourful from the wonderful appearance and head. Nice and dry, but too watery. Iíll have to go against the status quo and vote this over Guiness. Both are too watery, but this isnít as bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
I enjoy this beer more than guiness, but still not a great great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
May have gotten a bad can. Very disappointed. Pales in comparison to Guiness. Lacking taste and body. My friends love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
This is a great beer and i am a stout man myself,,close but not quite as good as guinness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Smooth, light and tasty. I like Guinness better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 This isn't as thick and creamy as a can of Guinnessbut it's still a fine, very available can of Irish tout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Typical of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2002
IMHO the closest thing you can get to Guinness. I have even had days where I prefer Murphys over Guinness! Very soft on the palate with a nice creaminess.

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